Yamaha YH-5000SE

Our flagship YH-5000SE headphones combine advanced technologies to create a sound of tremendous quality. This is the very essence of Yamaha’s aspirations, to pursue a sound that is always true and so, we’ve also brought the finest materials, exemplified by our unique and historic ORTHODYNAMIC™ driver which has undergone even further evolution over time. For those seeking the absolute pinnacle of True Sound in headphones, the solution is here.

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Our flagship YH-5000SE headphones combine advanced technologies to create the highest quality realism in music. With the latest technologies, the historic Orthodynamic® driver was reimagined, and the finest materials and craftmanship are utilized to deliver the pure essence of sound that Yamaha stands for. For those seeking the absolute pinnacle of True Sound in headphones, the solution is here.

TRUE SOUND

Yamaha products and expertise are unparalleled in the world. We are extensively involved with all-things music - from the moment the artist creates a sound to the moment it reaches the listener's ears - and we are intimately aware of the thought and emotion the artist intended for their music. From the detailed breathy vocals and subtle performance nuances of the artists, the energetic dynamism without the slightest bit of distortion, and the spatial expression that fully conveys the enthusiasm of a packed concert venue, we deliver a musical experience that makes you feel as if you can reach out and touch the artist.

TONAL BALANCE

The Orthodynamic® drivers and large capacity housings provide faithful and authentic sound reproduction over the entire sonic spectrum. This includes all musical instruments and vocals, at any pitch, without altering the tonal quality. Harmonies stand out with clarity, allowing you to enjoy nuances in the music you’ve never experienced before.

FULL-FLEDGED PURSUIT OF SONIC ACCURACY

OUR UNIQUE ORTHODYNAMIC® DRIVER

Our original Orthodynamic® headphones captivated audiophiles in the 1970s, beginning with the famed HP-1. Taking advantage of the latest technology, we’ve redesigned this driver, which encompasses a thin film diaphragm with metal coil patterning. To eliminate any degradation in sound quality, we’ve implemented various innovative measures. These include eliminating the fixed central structure of conventional headphone drivers, ensuring shape retention by use of concentric circle corrugation and pattern reinforcement, and avoiding magnetic substances in the vicinity. All of these enable an authentic sound that is easy on the ears and yet ultra-responsive.

DELICATE, SMOOTH EXPRESSIVENESS

FULL-FREQUENCY RANGE FROM LARGE HOUSING

The large housing that comfortably envelops the ear has ample internal acoustic volume and features an open-back design for perfect airflow. This reduces the adverse effects on the thin film diaphragm, and prevents sound reflections inside the rear cavity, helping eliminate undesirable resonance. Additionally, we’ve adopted a newly developed, Japanese-made, rolled plain Dutch weave stainless steel filter to control internal pressure in the housing. It includes an arch-shaped protrusion arranged inside the housing which functions as a reflector. These features allowed us to achieve exceptionally realistic reproduction of both instruments and vocals, and properly control those sounds throughout their initial attack and final decay.

DYNAMICS

Not content to merely produce powerful sound, Yamaha pursues an expressive contrast between stillness and motion, achieving low-frequency expression with rich volume and extraordinary transparency. The result is that the full dynamism of the sound is artistically conveyed and immerses the listener inside a remarkable, musical world.

FAITHFULLY RECREATING MUSICAL DYNAMICS

ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT, THIN-FILM DIAPHRAGM

The specially developed thin-film diaphragm is the result of relentless prototyping, meticulous measurements, and rigorous analysis. It is manufactured by etching the voice coil with a unique pattern on both sides of the film and applying minute corrugation. The result is significant weight reduction compared to a conventional dynamic driver, providing outstanding responsiveness that brings out all the subtle nuances and delicate ambiance in the music. Moreover, highly permeable, micro-perforation air dampers are arranged on both sides to ensure the diaphragm motion can be accurately controlled for sound reproduction that doesn’t degrade the vibrant dynamism of the music. In addition, the rounded shape devoid of any fixed points other than the outer circumference maintains uninhibited movement of the entire film, enabling exceptionally full, yet clear low-frequency expression.

SOUND IMAGE

In addition to accurately reproducing the ambience of a concert hall or the intimate warmth of a small club, the YH-5000SE headphones deliver amazing realism and expressive nuance that lets you feel the artist’s position and even the most delicate movements. The result is an extraordinarily immersive feeling, as if you were experiencing the artist perform right in front of you.

SONICALLY DENSE, YET TRANSPARENT. JAPANESE-MADE

ROLLED PLAIN DUTCH WEAVE STAINLESS STEEL FILTER

To regulate and maintain optimum pressure inside the housings, a newly developed, Japanese-made, rolled plain Dutch weave stainless steel filter was integrated to the housing. Produced under strict air permeability control, this filter enables smooth air discharge and is the key element in creating the sound field expression we aspired to for the YH-5000SE. As a result, it achieves both a remarkable level of density and openness at all critical dynamics in the sound.

PROFOUND IMMERSION IN THE MUSIC

TWO TYPES OF EARPADS INCLUDED

A comfortable fit is absolutely essential, especially during long and immersive listening sessions. To help, the YH-5000SE includes two different types of earpads. A leather version has sheepskin positioned at the front of skin contact, offering moderate moisture absorption and odor protection. By combining highly flexible perforated synthetic leather on the outer periphery with well-ventilated mesh on the inner circumference, it also achieves both a finely contoured sound image and a clear sound field. The suede version utilizes Toray Ultrasuede®, a luxurious yet highly functional non-woven material with a suede texture. It allows you to enjoy an even longer immersive experience-providing a supple enveloping fit, as well as superbly soft, warm sound.

* The name Ultrasuede® is a registered trademark of Toray Industries, Inc.

SONIC PURITY AND EXPANSIVENESS

BRAIDED SILVER-COATED OFC CABLES

The YH-5000SE features two, detachable, high-quality cables for giving true audiophiles flexibility with their source and connection type. A specially designed 3.5 mm, 3-pole plug unbalanced cable and a 4.4 mm five-pole plug balanced cable. The core of the cable is comprised of silver-coated OFC cable, resulting in clear midrange and high-frequencies and expressive lows. Through precise braiding, any parallel alignment of independent signals is rejected so that all audio is transmitted with the highest purity, enabling accurate sonic and spatial expansiveness.

Yamaha YH-5000SE
Yamaha YH-5000SE Sale price$6,329.36 SGD
Features
  • Yamaha True Sound allows you to immerse yourself in a world of sound and music
  • Yamaha Orthodynamic® driver provides sonic accuracy and enables ultra-responsive performance
  • Ultra-lightweight, thin-film diaphragm faithfully recreates varying musical dynamics
  • Large housing features Japanese-made, rolled plain Dutch weave stainless steel filter and an arch-shaped protrusion
  • Magnesium body is lightweight and has outstanding rigidity
  • Two-layer headband and smooth stepless slider provide maximum comfort
  • Two types of earpads included (Leather and Suede)
  • Two types of silver-coated OFC cables included: 3.5 mm (3-pole plug cable) and a 4.4 mm (five-pole plug balanced cable)
  • Includes dedicated aluminum headphone stand
  • Produced at the Yamaha Kakegawa factory in Japan, which handles flagship models of grand pianos and audio components
Specifications

General Features

Headphone Type:
Over-Ear
Housing: Open-back
Driver: ORTHODYNAMIC (Planar magnetic)
Frequency Response: 5 Hz - 70 kHz
Sensitivity (SPL): 98 dB/mW (at 1 kHz)
Weight: 320 g

Impedance: 34 Ω (at 1 kHz)

Cable: Unbalanced cable: 3.5 mm (with 6.3 mm screw-on adaptor), Balanced cable: 4.4 mm 5-pole plug
Earpad: Leather: Sheep skin leather / PU leather, Suede: Ultrasuede
Others: Headphone stand: Dimension: W118 x H283 x L146 mm, Weight: Approx. 980 g, Material: Aluminum alloy / Copper alloy

Warranty
  • Authorised Distributor Warranty - 2 Year